Barn Owners

Can you actually make money running a horse boarding stable?

That’s certainly a question that’s often been on my mind. I definitely believe you can … but you have to be savvy about how you run your business.

Boarding other people’s horses is an interesting journey and not one that comes without the necessary challenges.

Mind you, what service industry doesn’t? Though I have to say that the dynamics of running a horse boarding stable are more colorful than any other industry I have experienced.

People dynamics, herd dynamics, and the running of the business so it turns a profit and doesn’t become a charity action makes for an interesting balancing act. And there are many ways of dealing with it.

I want to shed some light on some of these things based on what I have experienced and I would hope you’ll jump in if you have a story to share, a different point of view or a better answer.

I’m also in the process of writing another book which is specifically for you who would like to get into this business or improve your current business. In fact, I would love to get your input so please participate in my blog post “boarding other people’s horses … what does it take?”.

If you have any questions, please send them to me … I will turn these into blog posts where possible or as input for my book. You can either use the online form or send your questions directly to me at And don’t worry, I take your privacy very serious and will not use your name or contact information!

I want this to be a resource for you where you can learn from me and others and get the best out of your journey as a barn owner :)

So, dig in, participate and enjoy!!

Should you buy an existing horse boarding facility or start from scratch?

Here’s another question I get asked often, and, Ducky, thank you for prompting me to create a post on the topic! Ducky’s question: “I have been considering this venture. My biggest question is whether it is better to find a facility with buildings already in place or is it better to start from scratch? I […]

Bedding pellets or shavings for horse bedding?

Hi! :) In the following video I talk about some of the differences between bedding pellets and shavings. Personally I’m quite a fan of bedding pellets and have come across quite a few people who are not entirely sure on how to use them. So, apart from covering some of the differences between bedding pellets […]

Boarding other people’s horses, what does it take?

Based on the feedback and comments I’ve been receiving there are plenty of you that would love to set up a small to medium sized horse boarding stable or simply board other people’s horses as an extra source of income, but there is nowhere to go for real answers. There is also the common myth […]

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